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Litigation and Arbitration Practice Area

We provide comprehensive dispute resolution services ranging from counseling to arbitration, litigation and appeals.

Our dispute resolution services include:

Dispute Resolution

  • Litigation in State & Federal Courts (licensed in MA and CT)

  • Arbitration, Mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); available to serve as private arbitrator or mediator of disputes

  • Appeals from District Court to Superior Court

  • Appeals to the Appellate Courts

  • Complex litigation and arbitration involving high volumes of paper and electronic documents

  • Corporate and other business matters

  • Intellectual property

  • Breach of contract

  • Construction defects

  • Payment disputes

  • Representation on labor and employment issues

  • Fraud and misrepresentation

  • Consumer Protection Act claims and defense: MA Chapter 93A; CT CUTPA

Most civil disputes have an identifiable origin and most can eventually be resolved.   Even where disputes are taken into a court of law for resolution, it is a fact that more than 90% of all commercial litigation is resolved short of a trial.  Even the most hardened litigation positions can be altered as the facts on both sides of a dispute are developed during the legal discovery phase.  Effective dispute resolution requires varying combinations of attention to detail, project management, strategic thinking, aggressiveness, follow through, risk assessment, procedural skill and legal knowledge. 

Dispute Avoidance / Risk Management Counseling

  • Contract review, negotiation and drafting to properly and clearly allocate risks to the parties, insurance carriers and other third parties

  • Advice concerning proper structure of dispute resolution clauses including sophisticated provisions for differential mediation, arbitration and litigation of different types of disputes that may arise out of a contractual relationship

  • Development of legally defensible Document Retention Policies to manage informational assets and allow pre-dispute culling of documents in order to reduce litigation costs and risk of negative results

  • General advice to organizations regarding risk reduction, legal compliance audits, insurance coverage issues and outside general counsel services

For more information about our Dispute Resolution Practice please contact Steve O’Neill at or toll-free 888-766-3455.

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